Movers & Shakers: Kassi Tom-Rowland of Tom Farms

If you didn’t catch the family name, you might never guess that Kassi Tom-Rowland is helping lead one of the largest, most progressive family farms in the country.  The charming, Midwest-nice mom and wife is filling multiple roles at her family’s well-known operation, Tom Farms, in northern Indiana. When she’s not running the ‘People’ function […]

Movers & Shakers: BJ Brugman of Distynct

BJ Brugman dreamed of being a manager of a professional baseball team. While most kids would seek the limelight as a player, BJ knew his skills on the field weren’t up to par, so he imagined the business route instead. But when you come from a family of farmers and agribusiness folks, you can’t help […]

Movers & Shakers: Jen Hartmann of John Deere

Imagine crafting a tweet for John Deere.  Not the hardy blacksmith we credit as an American entrepreneur, but the behemoth equipment company he founded in 1837 that is now worth $110 billion – with a b. Where do you even begin to spell out 280 characters that live up to the hype of one of […]

Movers & Shakers: Amber Bristow of #crAMBERryChats

Describing herself as a ‘cranberry cowboy,’ Amber Bristow knows her story in production agriculture is unique. After snagging a degree in Sports Management (‘because that’s what all the farm kids do, right?’ she asks) and taking on a brief stint in an office job, she felt the pull to return to her family’s farm in […]

Movers & Shakers: Scott Uknes and Eric Ward of AgBiome

When they aren’t busy changing the face of biological crop protection, Eric Ward and Scott Uknes could be up to a whole list of activities: road cycling, studying up on work cultures, or even consuming books and documentaries on European musical legends. The AgBiome co-founders are a unique pair, each sporting an impressive resume that’s […]

Movers & Shakers: Tyson and Cally of Ag Aviation Adventures

Tyson and Cally of Ag Aviation Adventures are not your average young ag professionals. During the growing season, you’ll find them based in Minnesota as they work with farmers and co-ops for all their crop-dusting needs. But in the offseason, you can expect them to disappear to the mountains (or somewhere warm!) to get their […]